Report by Angelina L. Kennedy to the Christian Media Network
Regional bursary prize named following your Victorian newspaper group publisher George PR Pulman will continue to offer sponsorship to get affordable causes.
Many West Country communities be aware of name George Pulman well. He could be considered something of your Victorian media mogul who founded Pulman’s Weekly News in 1857.
His media brands continued to be an abundant news source for more than 150 year through the prime agricultural counties of Devon, Dorset and Somerset.
Pulman’s news was always renowned for the reliability and trustworthiness. What was authored by Pulman’s journalists may be thought to be being true.
What people might not know is George Pulman seemed to be an ongoing committed Christian who worshipped regularly at his local town church in Axminster, Devon.
To help rouse local attendance, George would enthusiastically take part in the church organ on the Sunday morning. There he took the meet and marry his young wife, who had been likewise fascinated by turn into a regular part of exactly the same Axminster congregation.
Throughout his life he supported the importance of building community: through Church, rural life and native news. He always upheld values of truth and helped give voice to many West Country causes and concerns that could otherwise have been release and forgotten.
Journalism was a task that required the most responsibility and was a job helped by great respect.
So in a today’s era of fake news and political propaganda, perhaps it is time to remember the values of one from the news media’s earliest pioneers.
A man of religion who built a regional media empire inside the wake in the industrial revolution which lasted through multiple generations.
Duncan Williams, from Devon, that is the current managing editor of Pulman’s Weekly News & Advertiser Series, says: “The Pulman’s Award and bursary will continue to uphold the same values of George Pulman and is also open for nominations all through the year.”
The bursary prize makes donations world food prices Yr towards the Bibic Football Fundraiser in Yeovil, the Dorset Blind Association and also the production of new talking newspapers and recorded books to the elderly and partially sighted.
Of late the Pulman’s Award aids fund the publication of the compilation of skills training workbooks and specially tailored courses meant to help ex-offenders find work and rebuild purposeful lives back from the community.
A huge selection of leaflets and booklets have been distributed through the West Country to assist enlighten teenagers in regards to the dangers of drugs and addiction.
Publishing, in all of the its many forms, remains as relevant nowadays within exactly as it had been when George Pulman was alive.
It possesses a great power to do good.
Our British free press heritage and local news media are invaluable communication tools that – when used correctly – can make society a greater place.
(George Philip Rigney Pulman: 1819 – 1880.)
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